Hope of resolution via dialogue has been rekindled in J&K: Mehbooba Mufti

Mehbooba Mufti has welcomed the Centre's move to appoint Dineshwar Sharma as interlocutor for the Valley.

Hope of resolution via dialogue has been rekindled in J&K:  Mehbooba Mufti
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Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Monday reiterated her hope in resolving the Kashmir issue through dialogue.

"The hope of resolution via dialogue has been rekindled in J&K," Mufti wrote on Twitter.

"I am optimistic that parties and organisations in J&K will not miss this opportunity to be a part of peace parleys," she added.

Earlier, Mufti had welcomed the Centre's move to appoint Dineshwar Sharma as interlocutor for the Valley, for a "sustained dialogue with all stakeholders" with a view to find political solution to the Kashmir issue, as per ANI.

Sharma reached Srinagar on Monday for a five-day visit to the state during which he will hold talks with various stakeholders.

He will spend three days in the Kashmir Valley and two days in Jammu, where he will hold talks with Governor NN Vohra, Mufti and various delegations, officials said.

In Srinagar, he is expected to meet various political leaders, student groups and youths.

Sharma has said he would like to counter false sloganeering and propaganda available online and ensure that youths and students become part of the peace process.

"I do not have a magic wand but my efforts have to be judged with sincerity and not through the prism of the past," he has said.

"I would like to be judged by my actions," he told PTI.

The Joint Resistance Forum, a conglomerate of three separatist organisations - the hardline and moderate factions of the Hurriyat Conference and the JKLF - announced earlier this week that they would not meet Sharma and dubbed his appointment a "time-buying tactic" of the Centre.

(With Agency inputs)

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